What is the Moderna covid-19 vaccine?

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine is authorized for use under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 18 years of age and older. For intramuscular injection only.

Is it normal to have side effects after second COVID-19 vaccine?

Side effects after your second shot may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot. These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

How effective is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine?

• Based on evidence from clinical trials in people 16 years and older, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 in people who received two doses and had no evidence of being previously infected.

Can I choose which COVID-19 vaccine I get?

Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is the only COVID-19 vaccine available to children ages 5 through 17 years old. For adults ages 18 years and older, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) are preferred over Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine. All COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized and recommended for use in the U.S. are safe and effective. However, mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are preferred based on an updated risk-benefit analysis.

Is it normal for the COVID-19 vaccine side effects to be worse after the first shot?

Additionally, 50% of people reported systemic side effects (e.g., fatigue, headache, or muscle pain) after their first dose, which jumped to about 70% after the second dose. Chills and fever, which were reported by only about 9% of people after their first dose, went up to about 30% after the second dose.

Do COVID-19 booster shots cause worse side effects?

If you experienced side effects when you were vaccinated initially, you may wonder if you’ll have any noticeable symptoms in response to your booster shot. While you may have some side effects, they should be no worse than what you experienced originally and may well be milder.

Should I get the same COVID-19 vaccine brand for my primary series?

In general, the same mRNA vaccine product (i.e., the same manufacturer) should be used for all doses in the primary series, including an additional primary dose. However, use of heterologous booster doses (mix and match) is authorized for those 18 years and older.

Who should not take the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine?

If you have had a severe allergic reaction to any ingredient in the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get this vaccine. If you had a severe allergic reaction after getting a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you should not get another dose of an mRNA vaccine.

Why are Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine side effects worse after the second shot?

Side effects from both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are more common after the second dose. This is because your immune system recognizes the virus spike protein from the first dose of the vaccine and mounts a stronger response.

Is it safe to mix and match the COVID-19 vaccine shots for the primary vaccine series?

No, the vaccine used for the additional primary shot should be same as the vaccine used for the primary vaccine series. If the mRNA vaccine product given for the first two doses is not available or is unknown, either mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product may be administered.

Can you get Pfizer or Moderna vaccine after the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine?

If you got J & J as your initial vaccine and are 18 or older, you are eligible for a booster shot two months later, regardless of which one you choose (you’re eligible six months later if you had Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech as your primary series).

Is it safe to take the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or J&J COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy?

No safety concerns were found in animal studies: Studies in animals receiving a Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy found no safety concerns in enceinte animals or their babies.

Can you mix COVID-19 vaccines?

Mixing and matching is OK for boosters Through the FDA’s authorization and the CDC’s recommendation, heterologous boosting—aka “mixing and matching”—is allowed with a single dose of any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

Is it safe to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before a COVID-19 vaccine?

Because of the lack of high-quality studies on taking NSAIDs or Tylenol before getting a vaccine, the CDC and other similar health organizations recommend not taking Advil or Tylenol beforehand.

Is the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Safety in clinical trials In the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was tested for safety and efficacy in over 40,000 people in clinical trials, most side effects were mild to moderate and only lasted a few days.

Can the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines be given simultaneously?

COVID-19 vaccines may be administered without regard to timing of other vaccines. This includes simultaneous administration of COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines on the same day.

Is it ok to get a different second COVID-19 vaccine?

If you received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, you should get the same product when you need a second shot or additional primary dose. However, mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines is allowed for booster shots.

What medications should be avoided before the COVID-19 vaccine?

It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen – before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects.